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    Success of Ukraine war prisoner exchange unclear
    Dec26

    Success of Ukraine war prisoner exchange unclear

    A major exchange of Ukraine war prisoners was embroiled in controversy Friday, with some reports saying it has been completed and others saying it had has been pushed back a day. …read more Source:...

    How to Win Friends and Influence Putin
    Dec26

    How to Win Friends and Influence Putin

    Last week, as the ruble collapsed in value against the U.S. dollar and a full-blown financial crisis threatened to explode in Russia, news broke that President Barack Obama planned to sign a piece of legislation that essentially amounts to a declaration of war on Russia. The evocatively titled Ukraine Freedom Support Act of 2014, which was...

    Putin Signs New Military Doctrine Amid Ukraine Crisis
    Dec26

    Putin Signs New Military Doctrine Amid Ukraine Crisis

    Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a new military doctrine echoing Kremlin accusations that Western nations sponsored a coup in Ukraine. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Ukraine, Pro-Russian Rebels Begin Prisoner Swap
    Dec26

    Ukraine, Pro-Russian Rebels Begin Prisoner Swap

    Ukraine and pro-Russian separatist rebels have begun swapping prisoners under the terms of a preliminary peace deal signed in Minsk on December 24. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Ukraine Cuts Crimea Train and Bus Services
    Dec26

    Ukraine Cuts Crimea Train and Bus Services

    KIEV, Ukraine—Ukraine has suspended train and bus services to the Russia-annexed Crimean Peninsula, citing security concerns. The state railways company said that trains bound for Crimea’s regional capital of Simferopol and the port of Sevastopol will run only to stations on the mainland near Crimea starting Saturday. The company said the...

    Conflicting reports about prisoner exchange in Ukraine
    Dec26

    Conflicting reports about prisoner exchange in Ukraine

    DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — There are conflicting reports about a major exchange of war prisoners that was supposed to be taking place today in Ukraine. One Russian news agency says it’s been completed, while another says it’s been pushed back by a day. The pro-Russia rebels had been set to release 150 Ukrainian prisoners in exchange for...

    Putin signs document that calls NATO top military threat
    Dec26

    Putin signs document that calls NATO top military threat

    President Vladimir Putin has signed a new military doctrine that describes NATO’s military buildup near the Russian borders as the top military threat amid Russia-West tensions over Ukraine. …read more Source: CTV...

    Russia’s ruble ends 5-day rally, drops 4 percent
    Dec26

    Russia’s ruble ends 5-day rally, drops 4 percent

    MOSCOW (AP) — The Russian currency on Friday ended its five-day rally and declined 4 percent as the markets remain jittery over the outlook of the Russian economy. The ruble has been the worst performing currency this year along with the Ukrainian hryvnia, having lost nearly half of its value … …read more Source: The Washington...

    Visa Suspends Operations in Crimea
    Dec26

    Visa Suspends Operations in Crimea

    International payment system company Visa Inc. suspended its operations in Crimea after another round of U.S. sanctions, the company said Friday. …read more Source: The Wall Street...

    Putin signs new military doctrine naming NATO as top threat
    Dec26

    Putin signs new military doctrine naming NATO as top threat

    President Vladimir Putin has signed a new military doctrine that describes NATO’s military buildup near the Russian borders as the top military threat amid Russia-West tensions over Ukraine. …read more Source: FOX...